NFL analyst explains why Jerry Jeudy could have huge rookie year for Broncos
The Denver Broncos drafted former Alabama star WR Jerry Jeudy in Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, using the No. 15 overall pick on him.
Now, they’ll pair him with QB Drew Lock as they try to keep their offense trending in a positive direction heading into this fall.
This week, NFL analyst George Chahrouri said on NFL Network’s “NFL Now” that he thinks Jeudy is going to be great (via 247Sports):
“The thing that you have to have at wide receiver is the ability to get open,” Chahrouri said. “No one does that better than Jerry Jeudy. He generated a step more of separation and the highest rate of targets of any wide receiver in the draft, both in the slot and out wide. He played the slot a lot at Alabama. He comes into Denver, doesn’t have to be the No. 1 guy. Courtland Sutton is the 11th highest rated wide receiver last year in the NFL. He’s going to face a bunch of inferior defensive backs. He’ll be open all over the field. If Drew Lock can keep the accuracy up, (Jeudy) is going to be great.”
The Broncos also drafted Penn State WR KJ Hamler in the draft, so there’s plenty of young offensive talent in Denver.
We’ll see what role Jeudy carves out for himself as a rookie.